Can’t Find 9mm? Alternative Handgun Ammo That Escaped the Panic
By Chris Eger
In the past few years, many gun owners took the availability of cheap, effective, and reliable 9mm Luger ammo for granted. (Photo: Chris Eger/Guns.com)
With millions of 9mm pistols and carbines in circulation, and more being produced every day, it was a shock to find supplies of said parabellum ammo vanish in the lastest panic.
Without a doubt, popular handgun calibers like 9x19mm Luger, .38 Special, .357 Magnum, .380 ACP, .40 S&W, and .45 ACP sold out fast and, while the stocks are resurging as ammo makers scramble to meet demand while complying with state-mandated lockdowns and federal COVID-19 safety guidelines, they are nowhere near what they were earlier this year. Added to the coronavirus-inspired buying spree is a new wave of urban unrest while events like the 2020 hurricane season and the general election in November are on the horizon, ready to spark their waves of gun rushes.
With that being said, some may be curious as to what is left on the shelves, seemingly impervious to the ammo-hungry masses. While as a rule none of these cartridges are compatible with those popular calibers that are sold out– you should never use ammunition other than the type that is marked on the